Okay, so now I'm serious about building a PC... | TigerDroppings.com
Posted by
Message
finchmeister08
Florida Fan
Where the light is...
Member since Mar 2011
10341 posts
Online

Okay, so now I'm serious about building a PC...

Bout to sell my Imac soon(hopefully). What's the best set up you guys can do for $500 to $750 range?

Stout, I know you can hook me up.

for the trouble...
Image: https://i.minus.com/iZBNVpgQNWLNT.gif



SG_Geaux
LSU Fan
Googolplexian Posts
Member since Aug 2004
52821 posts

re: Okay, so now I'm serious about building a PC...
quote:

Bout to sell my Imac soon


Good for you. Get rid of that crap.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
Mr Gardoki
New Orleans Saints Fan
AL
Member since Apr 2010
21332 posts

re: Okay, so now I'm serious about building a PC...
For just gaming?


finchmeister08
Florida Fan
Where the light is...
Member since Mar 2011
10341 posts
Online

re: Okay, so now I'm serious about building a PC...
quote:

For just gaming?

that and web browsing. and a little CAD work as well. getting ready for BF4 bro.


thunderbird1100
LSU Fan
GSU Eagles fan
Member since Oct 2007
40405 posts

re: Okay, so now I'm serious about building a PC...
$500-$750 incl monitor?


stout
Arizona Fan
Sportsman's Paradise
Member since Sep 2006
124466 posts

re: Okay, so now I'm serious about building a PC...
quote:

and a little CAD work as well


AMD FX8350


finchmeister08
Florida Fan
Where the light is...
Member since Mar 2011
10341 posts
Online

re: Okay, so now I'm serious about building a PC...
Does autocad run better on amd processors?


finchmeister08
Florida Fan
Where the light is...
Member since Mar 2011
10341 posts
Online

re: Okay, so now I'm serious about building a PC...
quote:

$500-$750 incl monitor?
nope


stout
Arizona Fan
Sportsman's Paradise
Member since Sep 2006
124466 posts

re: Okay, so now I'm serious about building a PC...
Depending on which cad program you are running it is likely going to be a multi-threaded program and the 8350 is an 8 core processor. It will render cad, 3D applications, and video editing faster due to the multi cores.


GeauxWarTigers
LSU Fan
Auburn
Member since Oct 2010
16658 posts

re: Okay, so now I'm serious about building a PC...


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
thunderbird1100
LSU Fan
GSU Eagles fan
Member since Oct 2007
40405 posts

re: Okay, so now I'm serious about building a PC...
quote:

nope



I'll give this a whirl then

Pcpartpicker build…$732


stout
Arizona Fan
Sportsman's Paradise
Member since Sep 2006
124466 posts

re: Okay, so now I'm serious about building a PC...
quote:


CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core $180.98
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper N520 43.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing $29.99
Motherboard ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ $84.99
Memory Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $59.99
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $59.99
Video Card MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB $164.99
Case NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower $34.99
Power Supply Corsair 600W ATX12V $54.99
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $14.99

Total $685.90


I would maybe consider adding at least a 64GB SSD for Windows. You can get a good Vertex 3 for $50-$75 if you find a sale.
This post was edited on 7/4 at 11:34 pm


stout
Arizona Fan
Sportsman's Paradise
Member since Sep 2006
124466 posts

re: Okay, so now I'm serious about building a PC...
quote:

I'll give this a whirl then

Pcpartpicker build…$732



You would be better off cutting back on that mobo and ram and getting the 8350.


Mr Gardoki
New Orleans Saints Fan
AL
Member since Apr 2010
21332 posts

re: Okay, so now I'm serious about building a PC...


geauxtigers87
USA Fan
NOLA
Member since Mar 2011
10835 posts

re: Okay, so now I'm serious about building a PC...


stout
Arizona Fan
Sportsman's Paradise
Member since Sep 2006
124466 posts

re: Okay, so now I'm serious about building a PC...
If he wants to OC that would be the way to go. Otherwise it's a waste running at stock.


finchmeister08
Florida Fan
Where the light is...
Member since Mar 2011
10341 posts
Online

re: Okay, so now I'm serious about building a PC...
.... Nope


Mr Gardoki
New Orleans Saints Fan
AL
Member since Apr 2010
21332 posts

re: Okay, so now I'm serious about building a PC...
It's still a better card at stock than the 7870 ghz. It does shine being oc'ed


stout
Arizona Fan
Sportsman's Paradise
Member since Sep 2006
124466 posts

re: Okay, so now I'm serious about building a PC...
It has a lower core clock than that MSI GHz at stock. 925 vs 1000.

ETA I know it's the same chip as the 7950 but I don't think it's worth $30-$40 more unless you are OC'ing it.
This post was edited on 7/4 at 11:12 pm


geauxtigers87
USA Fan
NOLA
Member since Mar 2011
10835 posts

re: Okay, so now I'm serious about building a PC...
damn, caught that too soon


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
Page 1 of 4

Back to top

Follow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram